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Students and SG respond to Dutchmen Day controversy i 


Ha Viz Collegtemte 

Volume 79, No. 18 





A new segment of "Getting To 
Know Your Dutchmen" with a 
duo from Women's Tennis 

Page 8 


Students respond to the planning 
of Dutchmen Day 

Pages 4 - 5 


A review of The Hunger Games 
from the perspective of a non- 

Page 6 


News 1-3 

Perspectives 4-5 

Arts & Entertainment 6 

Sports 7-8 

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April 11, 2012 

Seniors contemplate future, prepare for post-grad life 

Roger Van Scyoc '13 

Staff Writer 

Its tax season and Tarn Lobb; an 
intern with Reinsel Kuntz Lesher 
LLP ; a tax firm in Reading; is busy 
helping clients discuss their options 
and file returns. For three days a 
week; she takes the 45-minute drive 
to her firm; the fourth business she 
has worked for in the last two years. 
And as the economy rouses (slowly) 
from its deep slumber; Lobb s work 
in the financial sector has been 
anything but lethargic. Each spring; 
she has gotten busier. 

She is also a full-time college 

A senior Accounting major at 
Lebanon Valley College; Lobb 
has been juggling both work and 
a full-time course load. She ; along 
with the rest of her class ; has also 
been struggling with the often 
foreboding financial prospects of 
life after graduation. 

According to The New York 
Times; recent college graduates 

See SENIORS | Page 3 

Quittapahi I la Yearbook 

GRADUATING SENIORS The 143rd Commencement ceremony, to be held Saturday, May 11, 2012, is just weeks away. Gradu- 
ating seniors face an even more challenging job market than ever before. What are your post-grad plans? 

Relay for Life raises awareness, hope 

Colleges Against Cancer, American Cancer Society sponsor emotional event 

Brittany Falter ' 1 5 

Staff Writer 

If you happen to be one of the 
few people who did not take part 
in LVC s Relay for Life on March 
30th; you truly missed out. 

It was an emotional night 
filled with hope; joy and many 
fun activities. 

Every year ; Colleges against 
Cancer team up with the 
American Cancer Society to 
help raise funds for cancer 
research and treatment. 


The point of Relay is to shed 
hope on those with cancer and 
those who could get it in the 
future. This event lasted from 4 
PM on March 30th until 4 AM 
March 31st. 

We do this to show that 
cancer does not sleep and for 
that one night a year ; we do not 

This year ; the theme was 
"board games." If you happened 
to stop by; you would have seen 
the track lined with balloons 
representing the colours of Clue 

characters; life-sized games of 
Life and many others. 

There were raffle prizes ; 
music and snacks throughout 
the entire night. Best known as 
the comedian behind "Evolution 
of Dance/' Judson Laipply even 
showed up to bring some comic 
relief for the evening. Although 
very funny most people would 
agree that his dance at the end 
was their favourite part. He even 
added a few new dances to the 

One of the most memorable 

parts of the night was when 
a few guys dressed up as girls 
and competed in a Miss Relay 

People gave money to the 
"girl" they wanted to win and 
the profits went towards the 
total amount raised for cancer 
treatment. After that; there was 
a contest where girls were given 
trash items and they had to make 
an outfit out of what they were 

See RELAY| Page 3 

2 La Vie Collegienne April 11, 2012 


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April 10-15, 2012 

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Come out for a night of fitness... Core, Body Step, Body Pump & Zumba!! Give-a-ways! 



Information & counselors from different agencies will be available to talk about and screen for 
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Try some fruity and delicious drinks! 


Co-sponsored by TKE, a quest speaker and round table discussion on alcohol & college policy 



Join us over lunchtime.... Answer some alcohol trivia and win prizes! 


A night of bingo and root beer floats. Bring a friend and enjoy. 



Support the LVC baseball team, eat a soft pretzel, drink some root beer, race through an 
inflatable, try out the DUI Simulator and more! Come out to join the fun! 

All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 

4-1-12 | Mary Green 


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Fire Alarm 
Burnt chicken 

4-3-12 | Yuhas Commons 


Non-student skateboarders damage wall 

4-4-12 | Dellinger 


Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

Corrections & Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and ac- 
curate information. To that end, we welcome and encourage noti- 
fication of any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections 
should send an email to lavie(o), subject line: Corrections. 

Vania Hardy '12 1 MARKETING & COMM. 

Student Government Updates 4.2.12 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

Staff Writer 

On April 2, Student 
Government convened for its 
tenth meeting of the semester 
to vote on full club status 
for Indoor Color Guard and 
discuss the new PA voter ID 
law, accessibility issues on 
campus, lighting in the Lynch 
coffee bar, concerns about the 
UG closing, Relay for Life, the 
Cystic Fibrosis tournament, 
renovations to Hammond, 
concerns about the coffee in 
the cafeteria, concerns about 
the availability of Public Safety 

officers at night, and an incident 
involving broken bottles outside 

A representative for Indoor 
Color Guard presented for full 
club status at the meeting and 
SG members voted unanimously 
to grant full club status to the 

SG representative Doug 
Waterman '15 raised the 
concern that a new Pennsylvania 
law required voters to have an 
ID with expiration dates in 
order to vote, and SG President 
Ryan Humphries '12 said that 
he would speak to President 
MacDonald about adding 

expiration dates to student IDs 
if needed. 

SG Vice-President Katie 
Seigendall '12 said that she 
discussed a recent accessibility 
issue with Vice-President 
Greg Krikorian last week. SG 
members also discussed the 
dim lighting in the Lynch coffee 
bar at night. SG members also 
addressed a number of student 
concerns about the closing of the 

Food Service Chair Katie 
Wagner '13 informed SG 
members that the burrito bar, 
a UG staple, will be offered 
certain days in the cafeteria 

starting next semester, according 
to Bill Allman. Humphries said 
that students may ask SG any 
questions they may have about 
the UG. 

Community Service Chair 
Sheryl Klus '12 commended 
SG members for a job well 
done at Relay for Life and said 
that preparations for the Cystic 
Fibrosis tournament were 
coming along well. 

Facilities Chair Roberto 
Valdes '14 said that the 
renovations to Hammond Hall 
will be similar in nature to the 
renovations made to Keister Hall 
a few years back. 

SG members discussed issues 
regarding the quality of the 
coffee served in the cafeteria. 

Public Safety Chair Adam 
Abruzzo '12 said that Director of 
Public Safety Brent Oberholtzer 
has submitted a budget that allow 
for more officers (potentially 
student workers) to staff the 
Public Safety Office at night. 

SG representative Ashley 
Smith '15 said that on Saturday, 
two students had called Public 
Safety to dispose of a broken 
glass bottle outside Dellinger 
but officers never arrived. 



La Vie Collegienne April 11, 2012 3 


SENIORS: Graduating seniors may face problems in failing job market 

Continued from Page 1 

suffered from a 9.4 percent 
unemployment rate in 201 1, a 
number higher than the national 
average. Saddled with debt and the 
difficulty of reconciling it, seniors 
looking forward to graduation now 
must fear falling into an immediate 
financial valley following the crest 
of college completion. 

Last year, student loans 
exceeded $100 billion for the first 
time in U.S. history as reported by 
USA Today. The outstanding debt is 
expected to surpass $1 trillion this 
year. In the past five years, "the total 
outstanding debt has doubled." 

Lobb, for instance, says that 
while she enjoys her internships 
and college experience, the burden 
of paying off her debt still weighs on 
her mind. 

Tm very aware of that number," 
she said. "For me personally, just in 
my own name, (my debt) is roughly 
$30,000. Me, with my parents name 
attached to it - combined with that 
$30,000 - is a little over $100,000, 
with scholarships. Its just the way 
the numbers work out. Its a bit 
ridiculous if you look at it." 

The USA Today article, 
written by Dennis Cauchon last 
October, also noted the financial 
repercussions unpaid loans can 
have on the economy. Students 
can quickly become prisoners of 
poor credit, piling up loans where 
the burden falls on the borrowers, 
not the lenders. As a result, many 

graduates wade into adulthood 
weighed down by debt and 
struggling to find work. 

"I definitely think states and 
institutions could do a better job 
at making college more affordable," 
said Austin Knipe, a senior 
Economics major at LVC. "You have 
to go to college though, because 
otherwise you're not going to get 
hired. Essentially, you're paying to 
be hirable." 

Knipe, who is about $15,000 
in debt, spent four years at Wake 
Forest University in North Carolina 
before coming to LVC to finish 
up his degree. A Hershey native, 
he moved back home for the sake 
of convenience - and financial 
expedience. He plans to move to 
Philadelphia following graduation 
and seek a job as an actuary. 

"I think there will be more 
opportunities," he said. "First, I'll 
start studying for the actuarial exam 
and find a place to live." 

Alyssa Sweigart, a fellow senior 
at LVC, was more concerned about 
life after college. 

"I'm scared because it's a huge 
change that I've never experienced 
before," said the senior. "I've been 
in school for the past I-don't-know- 
how-many years, and now it's 
something totally different." 

Sweigart, who is majoring in 
English Literature, interns at IGI 
Global, a publishing company 
based in Hershey. Like Lobb, she 
currently performs the balancing 
act between school and work no ting- 

that, "it's a lot of running from one 
thing to the next." 

Her entire week is scheduled 
fastidiously, with her weekends 
often consisting of the projects that 
were shunted toward the end of an 
extensive to-do list. Still, she says 
the certainty of a busy schedule 
remains preferable to an empty - 
and unprofitable - one. 

"That'd be awesome if they (IGI 
Global) gave me a full-time job," 
said Sweigart, whose internship - 
like Lobb's - is paid. 

She says she'd be "hesitant to 
leave," because of the pressure of 
finding and keeping a job in the 
current economy. She would also 
like to resolve her own debt, which 
she estimates to be over $10,000. 

"It instills this fear in me that 
I might be left with nothing," 
the senior said. "Even if another 
opportunity could possibly be 

Debt, expenses, and confidence 
- or lack thereof - in the economy 
continue to push graduating seniors 
to search for any means in finding 
financial stability after they remove 
their caps and gowns. 

At LVC, the Career Services 
department helps many students 
locate and utilize resources that 
prove invaluable in the job hunt. 
Sharon Givler, the department's 
director, emphasized the skills 
students possess, but may ignore in 
finding a job. Often, students "have 
more experience than they think" 
and "underestimate or undersell 

RELAY: Annual fundraiser fun, successful 

Continued from Page 1 

Towards the end of the night, 
a few people in groups had to 
work together, without using 
their hands, to melt big cubes of 
ice. That event was a huge crowd 
pleaser. It is always interesting 
to see what different techniques 
people will find. 

Overall, the night was a huge 
success. Many people came 
out, participate in activities 
and help to raise funds. 

This year., LVC was able 
to raise about 40 thousand 
dollars. Throughout the rest of 
the year, CAC will continue to 
try to raise funds for this great 



themselves," said Givler. 

The problem may stem from the 
stark contrast between school and 
the real world. Students get lost in 
transition and lose out on potential 
opportunities. Career Services tries 
to prevent that aimless wandering. 

"In college, people are invested 
in your success. In the work world, 
you're expected to perform." said 
the director. "Your boss isn't your 
teacher anymore. He or she is your 

Last year, the department 
organized several job and internship 
fairs, which Givler says have been 
more successful than previous years. 

The director also noted that 
the annual Central Pennsylvania 
Employment Consortium Job 
and Internship Fair, held in 
February, was a popular and - for 
many students seeking work or 
internships - auspicious affair. 

"It's simply good to see your 
competition," said Givler. "A lot of 
students are doing a good job in 
preparing for their job search." 

Lobb was one of those intrepid 

Last year, Lobb attended 
"Accounting Night," a job and 
internship fair where students could 
mingle with representatives from 
several accounting firms. Some 
lucky ones, like Lobb, left with 

"I know Career Services really 
helped with preparing my resume 
and they are also the ones who have 
set up the Accounting Night.' So 

they are the reason for the majority 
of us getting internships." 

After graduation, Lobb intends 
to continue her work with RKL in 
Reading, who have offered her a 
full-time job starting this fall. She 
plans to get her master's degree from 
Villanova University while working; 
to become a licensed CPA, she'll 
need 150 credits. Presently, she has 
about 20 remaining. 

Her springs - and now, 
summers, falls, and winters - will 
continue to get busier. The past four 
years, however, have given her a 
pragmatic, but positive, outlook on 
her future. 

"The real world is never anything 
like school - it's just the way it 
is. When you get out there it's 
completely different." Lobb said. 
"I mean, it really does help being 
in school. I've learned so much 
compared to where I was four years 
ago - and there's no question about 
that - but it's more taking what 
you've learned and applying it, and 
learning how to apply it. That's the 
really hard part to do." 

For now, only the end to a 
busy spring - and a memorable 
college experience - remains 
overwhelmingly clear for the soon- 
to-be graduate. 

"I don't even want to think about 
that day," said Lobb about the day 
after graduation. "It's going to be 




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When I was first informed 
Dutchmen Day was 
going to take place on Thursday, 
March 22, 1 was nothing short of 
devastated. As a senior, this marked 
my last Dutchmen Day and I was 
not even going to be around for any 
of it. I am a member of the LVC 
Concert Choir and every year, as 
a course requirement for MSC- 
604-01, the choir goes on a tour to 
four different locations, typically 
churches, and performs for the 
community members of those 

While all of us do enjoy choir 
tour, for the most part it isn't just 
"singing" (which is something 
many claimed we shouldn't 
mind doing since it is clearly 
something we "love to do"). Our 
performances are approximately 
an hour and twenty minutes long, 
but the amount of time it takes to 
get to these locations via coach 
bus, rehearse, eat, and mainly just 
wait around for the concerts is far 
greater than the time spent singing. 

This tour has been a course 
requirement for years and is never 
something the choir "votes on" or 
"chooses" to participate in. 

But, I digress. The campus 
participating in the merriment of 
Dutchmen Day did not even take 
a moment to think about how 
this was affecting the almost 100 
member choir. 

I, along with the rest of the 
seniors in the choir, missed out on 
my last Dutchmen Day, not only 
that, but the members of the choir 
who are education majors student 
teaching in the spring next year also 
were missing their last D-Day. 

Freshmen, who have been 
granted the privilege of being 
accepted into the audition choir on 
campus, missed their first D-Day, 
along with our foreign exchange 
student from Great Britain. 

The choir tour buses were filled 
with disheartened, disappointed 
students. As upset as we were 
about missing D-Day, nothing 
was more unnerving than the 
students who were not on choir 
tour waging a social media war 
against the members of the choir. 
Facebook and Twitter, being 
the most typical outlets for this 
kind of communication, were the 
battleground for this war. 

Members of the choir stated 
their complaints about our small 
school overlooking a group of 
almost 100 students, who were 
leaving to represent our campus, 
while non-members verbally 
attacked these complaints with 
incredibly eloquent and intellectual 
arguments such as, "STFU choir 
kids, you get 2 days off instead of 
just one!" 

While we do miss class for 
two days to fulfill requirement for 
ANOTHER class, we do not get 
a "free-pass" on the work we miss. 
The members of the choir are still 
expected to submit assignments 
due on the dates missed and are 
required to obtain all missed 
information. On Dutchmen Day, 
students are required to go to 
certain classes and turn in certain 
assignments, but for the most part, 
everyone gets a free pass from 

Others mentioned that student 
teachers, interns, and sports teams 
would miss Dutchmen Day and 
you " [didn t] see any of them 
complaining." While it is true 
that for the most part, members 
of sports teams who had practice 
and student teachers who were 
required to go to their school 
would end up missing a portion of 
D-Day, the entire day was not lost 
on them. Having student taught 
last semester, I know that student 
teachers typically return from 

their school sometime between 
4:00-5:30 p.m., barring any after 
school requirements. Sports teams, 
also while having practice or an 
away game, would still only miss 
part of the day, not the entire day. 
Either way, the members of music 
ensembles have to miss portions 
of D-Day for their rehearsals and 
lessons, the same way athletes 
would miss for practice. 

The Concert Choir was in 
Kingston, NY, approximately 4 
hours away from Annville, and 
had our performance at 7:30 pm. 
This meant that even if we had not 
stayed overnight in Kingston, we 
would have not returned to campus 
until approximately 1 am. I will say, 
that by halfway through the day, the 
majority of the Choir forgot it was 
D-Day. We were having fun with 
our friends, talking and watching 
The Muppets and just let the haters 
keep hatin . . . that is, until we saw 
"the meme." 

Typically, I find the Lebanon 
Valley College Memes to be 
completely inappropriate and 
disrespectful. I will admit that some 
are rather humorous when mocking 
members of the faculty or "issues" 
that the ENTIRE campus can relate 
to, but for the most part they are 
just immature. 

The meme that was posted 
about the choir missing D-Day 
brought all of us back to the 
reality that the school we were off 
representing was turning against 
us. Not only was the meme itself 
disrespectful, but the comments 
that ensued were just demeaning. 
The comment that caused the most 
repulsion was a quote by the creator 
of the meme himself, "i reverse my 
position, those choir kids should 
have a dutchmen day. after all, these 
are the same people that will be 
unemployed after graduation, so 
they should have fun while they 

Justin Roth '14/ LA VIE 

can." This made the completely 
incorrect assumption that, not 
only are all of the members of the 
choir music majors, but that there 
would be no job availability for us 
once we finish our time at LVC. 
Approximately 25% of the Concert 
Choir is comprised of non-music 
majors, and some of the music 
majors have additional majors, 
i.e.- Actuarial Science, Special 
Education, etc. 

As sophomore Music Business 
and Digital Communications 
major and violinist, Sarah Marino 
said, "Actually with the growing 
technological age, the need for 
specific, music-related jobs are 
growing at a steady pace, so get 
your facts straight about musicians 
not working after graduation!" 

The "Meme" person was being 
nothing more than a, "a faceless 
internet coward" as alum, Charlie 
Hopta '08 stated. 

As a student at Lebanon Valley 
College, it was heart-breaking to see 
how my fellow students attacked 
members of a group dedicated 
to representing our college in 
a beautiful/ positive light. The 
ignorance involved in this dispute 
honestly made me question the 
education we are receiving at this 

How could so many people 
choose to be so viscous for 
something that did not directly 
affect any of them? We cannot 
change the past. I am not proposing 
an additional Dutchmen Day, nor 
harping on the fact that we were 
unable to participate. At this point, 
I just hope for the future that 
students at our college could learn 
some semblance of sympathy/ 
empathy, rather than resort directly 
to malice. 

Casey Goryeb '12 
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Personally^ I believe that 
the events that occurred 
on Dutchmen Day 2012 caused a 
completely unnecessary conflict 
which divided the student body and 
ostracized the music students. The 
fact of the matter is that holding 
Dutchmen Day during Choir Tour 
was simply unacceptable. 

It was a conflict that could 
have easily been avoided to make 
81 students feel included as 
important members of this school. 
I personally am not a music major, 
but am very involved in music here 
at LVC and have previously been a 
member of the Concert Choir. I am 
currently not enrolled in the course 
because I have to take a conflicting 
course for my major. However, I 
still associate myself with the music 
program at LVC, and the majority 
of my friends are in Concert Choir. 
As a participant in the music 

program, my first thought when 
I heard that Dutchmen Day was 
being held on a day when the 
majority of the music students 
would be off campus was "Wow. 
Its obvious that LVC doesn't 
care about the arts." This thought 
saddens me. I chose to come to 
a Liberal Arts school because I 
wanted a well-rounded education 
that celebrated the many facets of 
life, including music, art, drama, 
sports, and rigorous academics. 

I had, until this point, thought 
that LVC was a supporter of the 
arts, but the events on Dutchmen 
Day proved me wrong. The choir 
tour kids were very upset that their 
conflict was not considered, and 
many other students in the school 
turned against them and basically 
said "stop whining, we all have stuff 
to do." I understand that Dutchmen 
Day is a privilege, and we are 

lucky to even have such a day. It is 
something that the students look 
forward to as a reward for working 
so hard during the school year. 

By holding this event on a day 
when a conflict existed that caused 
this large number of students to not 
be able to attend, LVC is basically 
saying that the music students don t 
deserve that reward. I understand 
that many students still have 
activities to do during Dutchmen 
Day such as observations, labs, 
sports practices, internships, and 
jobs. However, these activities are 
all things that would have to happen 
on any given day of the week, no 
matter when Dutchmen Day is. 

The choir tour conflict was 
only two days of the entire school 
year; and quite frankly, many of the 
students would have had just as 
many conflicts during the day (such 
as lessons, ensembles, rehearsals, 

observations, etc.) that they would 
have had to go to if they had been 

The conflict is not that the 
students were not able participate 
in the day s events, but that the 
student government chose to do it 
on a day when the choir students 
would be gone for the entire day. 
Students with other obligations 
were still around to participate 
in some of the activities when 
their other obligations were not 

It comes down to a matter 
of avoidable and unavoidable 
conflicts. Holding Dutchmen Day 
during choir tour was an easily 
avoidable conflict. However, 
the exec board basically gave the 
message that 5% of the student 
population doesn't matter and 
doesn't deserve the same reward 
that the rest of the student body 

does. As a student who was here 
on Dutchmen Day, I can say that 
my entire day was basically ruined 
because there were so many 
students expressing their distaste 
at music students for complaining, 
so many of my close friends were 
missing, and I was constantly 
thinking about how unfair it is that 
these students, who work so hard 
to represent our school not only on 
campus but in the community, were 
getting jipped of a fun and relaxing 

I simply do not understand why 
this even had to be an issue. I am 
still very upset about the injustice 
of the situation, and hope to receive 
some sort of explanation for the 
events that occurred. 

Elise Wysocki '13 

Early Childhood Education 

On Wednesday, March 21st, 
rumors started flying that 
the next day would be Dutchmen 
Day at LVC. This distressed the 
choir students because Concert 
Choir would start their tour at 7AM 
that day, and not get back to the 
school until late Friday evening; so 
the students would miss Dutchmen 
Day entirely. 

On Wednesday evening, news 
of the possibility of Dutchmen 
day spread across social media. A 
majority of the choir students 
(comprised of over 80 music majors 
and non-music majors) made their 
statuses about dutchmen day and 

In response to the many 
questions and concerns 
surrounding this year's Dutchmen 
Day, we felt it was fitting to inform 
the student body about Student 
Government's planning process 
leading up to this year's date. 

In January, the Dutchmen Day 
Planning Committee took on 
the task of determining possible 
dates for Dutchmen Day. We 
utilized the campus calendar, 
the student planner, the online 
calendar, Conference Services, 
and anything or anyone we could 
to ensure that we picked a day 
best suited for the largest amount 
of the campus community. All of 
these dates had to fall within the 
guidelines of a contract we drew 
up with faculty representatives in 
April of 2011. We came up with 
approximately five dates which met 
those guidelines and we presented 

how they would miss it if it was on 
Thursday. I, Carrie Becker, also 
took it a step further and texted 
Student Government president 
Ryan Humphries to inform him 
of the possible conflict, and got no 
response back. 

I also heard that Wally Choplick 
told Jen Evans about Choir 
Tour that previous Monday. My 
housemate Casey Goryeb and 
I decided to go to bed and find 
out in the morning before choir 
tour if Dutchmen day was indeed 

On Thursday, March 22nd, I 
woke up and checked my email at 

5:30 AM. There wasn't an email 
yet, so I decided to check the 
website, and sure enough it directed 
me to another page that said, 
"Dutchmen Day 2012". 

I was very disappointed that 
I would be missing Dutchmen 
day, but I was more sad for the 
seniors who would be missing 
their last Dutchmen day, and the 
junior music education students 
who would be missing their junior 
Dutchmen day (which would be 
their last, since student teaching for 
them will be in the spring). Casey 
and I put our belongings on the 
choir bus and picked up a free 

T-shirt before leaving for New 
York. At first, all of the choir 
students were angry and upset, but 
then it calmed down and everyone 
was content to be spending the day 
with friends. 

Sadly, the peace over Dutchmen 
Day was interrupted by a nasty 
Internet meme posted by "Lebanon 
Valley College Memes". The meme 
said "I have to leave campus for 
choir tour and it's Dutchmen 
Day. Look at all the P**s I 
give". This really offended the choir 
students. Some of us commented 
on it, and were met with malicious 

Response from Student Government 

them to President MacDonald, 
Dean Green, and Vice President 
Krikorian. Of those dates, a few were 
nixed right off the bat, such as those 
that fell during Inquiry 2012. I sent 
out an email to faculty in February 
and received a few responses about 
possible conflicts, which we to ok into 
consideration and further removed a 
few more dates. Going into Spring 
Break, we came up with a total of five 
possible dates, all working around 
academic considerations and campus 
events. This was a very unique and 
problematic schedule as there were 
limited opportunities for a date. 

As of the week of March 18th, 
everything looked perfect for our 
initial date of March 22nd and we 
were all set to go ahead as scheduled. 
When Monday rolled around, word 
started getting out about the date 
and I was first approached by a 
member of the Concert Choir about 

a possible conflict with the Spring 
Choir Tour. This was confirmed the 
next day when the college website 
posted that the Spring Choir Tour 
was in fact beginning on Thursday. 
At this point, we were already in 
contractual agreements with vendors 
and the inflatable company, as well 
as food service that had food orders 
prepared and ready. Dates have been 
changed in the past due to inclement 
weather; however, these changes 
have occurred at least one week 
before the scheduled Dutchmen Day 
date. As this only happened two days 
before the event and preparations 
were well under way, we simply could 
not change the date. 

We go into this process knowing 
that it will be a challenge to plan 
a date that is ideal for the largest 
amount of students, faculty, and 
staff as possible. We also know that 
we are an extremely active college 

and that planning a date has become 
increasingly difficult as the years go 
on. We assure you that we checked 
every resource we had at our disposal 
in determining a list of possible 
dates. The idea that we would only 
utilize one or two calendars would 
be wholly irresponsible for an event 
of this magnitude on campus. We 
promise that every calendar we had 
at our disposal was checked and 
rechecked multiple times in the 
weeks leading up to the event. 

We are extremely disheartened, 
as we are every year, that certain 
members of campus are unable to 
partake in the festivities. As such, 
we extend our sincerest apologies 
to Concert Choir, student teachers, 
students at internships, PT students, 
and all other students who could not 
attend part or all of Dutchmen Day 
this year. We promise that we do our 
best to ensure that Dutchmen Day is 

It was a combination of 
the disregard by the executive 
committee of student government 
and the nasty comments by the 
student body that upset me and 
the other students on choir tour. It 
made the students feel like the 
committee and students didn't care 
about the situation and resort to 
cyber bullying and posting nasty 
comments online. I hope that this 
situation and experience will set an 
example of how to handle this type 
of situation in the future. 

Carrie Becker '14 
Digital Communications 

a day that all students and faculty 
can enjoy and we are very sorry 
that we were unable to make this 
work. We meant no ill will towards 
Concert Choir or any other campus 
groups in keeping the date; rather, 
we were bound by obligations. 

Although we cannot make up 
for the disappointment felt by 
these students, we hope that you 
will understand our reasoning for 
holding Dutchmen Day on the date 
in which we did. 


Student Government 
Executive Board: 

Ryan Humphries 

Katie Seigendall 

Joseph Jablonski 

Abby Wise 

Michael Mellon 

6 La Vie Cqllegienne April 11, 2012 


MISA members travel to Cape May, NJ for annual conference 

Sarah Marino '13 

A&E Editor 

Five current members of 
Lebanon Valley College s chapter 
of MISA journeyed to Cape 
May, NJ for the annual Singer- 
Songwriter Music Festival: 
Deanna Berish '12, Nick 
D'Angelo '12, Jon O'Neill '12, 
Adam Krevchuck '13, and yours 
truly ('14). Not only did we 
network a ton, but we learned a 
lot and had fun on the way. 

We left last Thursday, April 5, 
with Professor Jeffrey Snyder and 
adjunct professor, Sherri Mullen 
at about 11 in the morning and 
arrived on the beautiful shore 
of Cape May at about 4:30 pm. 
Even though the conference 
didn't hold panels until Friday 
afternoon, April 6, we stopped by 
to see if John Harris, one of the 
many staff members putting the 
show on, needed any assistance. 
Unfortunately we didn't, so 
we were forced to spend time 

together in the hotel rooms and 
argue over what to watch on TV 
(I'm sorry- South Park is just not 
for me). 

The next day we ventured over 
to Congress Hall for the panels. 

networking opportunities we 
gained by just observing the many 
characters in the lounge area. Not 
only were they all fun to tease 
thanks to the 24 hour open bar, 
but everyone was knowledgeable 

we had met there rather than 
the other students we traveled 
with. We even got to know a very 
successful, Grammy-winning 
producer, who has worked with 
John Mayer, Green Day, and 

ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Five current members of the Music Industry Student Association traveled to the annual Singer- 
Songwriter Music Festival in Cape May, NJ. 

We were surprised to discover that 
many of the panels featured were 
similar to the subject discussed 
in the panels of the Revolution 
Music Conference we hold here 
every November. However, the 
real benefit of attending the 
weekend in Cape May was the 

about the industry and easy to 
talk to about any job/internship 
opportunities they could offer us 
or reference to us. 

Deanna and I had a great time 
talking with the random industry 
freaks so much that we spent 
most of our time with people 

Kanye West, among others. 
We hope to form professional 
relationships with everyone we 
met to try to sneak our way into 
winning a Grammy as well. 

On Saturday, we enjoyed 
observing and meeting more 
industry experts. Nick D'Angelo 

received many offers regarding 
his freelance graphic design 
work, and Jonny O. received 
copious amounts of both offers 
and advice for his band, Small 
Town Titans. Adam Krevchuck 
participated in an internship with 
Terry Selders, so it was almost 
easier for him to network with 
others, since it's actually quite a 
small world within the industry. 

One thing I learned that 
stands out the most in my head is 
the fact that in order to succeed 
in the music business, you need 
to be able to tackle something 
that hasn't already been done to 
death; find what you're good at 
and specialize it. People won't 
remember you if you are trying 
to "become a famous rock star" 
with no other "special talents." 
Do something different! 



The Hunger Games: Perspective of a non-reader 

Justin Roth '14 


I had planned to read the whole 
series before the premiere of the 
first movie in The Hunger Games 
trilogy, I really planned on it. I got 
the first book from my roommate. 
Any of my friends know that I don't 
read for fun, so I was eager to prove 
them wrong. Didn't happen. The 
book sat on my desk under a pile of 
papers for at least a month. 

Most of my friends had already 
read the series by the premiere. I 
got to hear all of their hopes, what 
aspects need to be adapted from 
the book and how unhappy they 
will be if one particular part is left 
out. I, on the other hand, went in 
with no expectations, other than 
the fact that I was a little disturbed 
because this book is about children 
killing children. 

After seeing the movie, twice, 
I am glad that I did not read the 
books beforehand. I got to enjoy 
the movie based purely off of what 
I saw. (Except it would have been 
nice to know that Peeta Mellark's 
o name is actually "Peeta" and not 
$ "Peter" pronounced with a bad 
□ English accent.) 

Aside from the fact that I 
already knew most of what was 
going to happen in the first few 
moments of the movie just from 
the previews (Primrose Everdeen 
being chosen as tribute, brave 
sister, Katniss, volunteering in her 
place) I was still held in suspense 
in those moments. Despite the 
children killing children plot, I was 
not scared by the violence. The 
director, Gary Ross, executed the 
violence in a tactful way without 
killing the suspense. He was able 
to evoke strong emotions through 
Rue's character. I sort of bonded 
with Rue, played by Amandla 
Stenberg. I found myself hoping 
she would live even though in the 
back of my head I knew her death 
was imminent. 

The relationship between 
Katniss Everdeen, played 
by Jennifer Lawrence, and 
Peeta Mellark, played by Josh 
Hutcherson, (I like to refer to them 
by their couple name, Katpee) 
barely heated up in the cave scene. 
I was kinda rooting for Katniss' 
friend from home, Gale, played by 
Liam Hemsworth, (I already came 
up with a clever couple name for 
them, Katale). Both romances are 

left hanging at the end. I was unsure 
if the romance between Peeta and 
Katniss was true, was it just for 
show? Then the conversation 
between Cinna, played by Lenny 
Kravitz, and Katniss left me 
thinking that she was just putting 
on a performance for the viewer's 
just to stay alive. From the scenes in 
the beginning of the film, I thought 
Katniss would win the Games and 
return to District 12 and end up 
with Gale. I was left wondering 
if they would end up together 
because of the way the two looked 
at each other upon Katniss' arrival 

The final scenes of the film 
left me confused. Why was 
the Head Gamemaker, Seneca 
Crane, locked in a room with the 
poisonous "nightlock" berries, was 
he supposed to eat them and die? 
What was the purpose of the close- 
up of the President Snow? I guess 
I would know all of these things 
if I had read the books before 
the movie; however, I was not 
disappointed. Maybe I'll read the 
series before the next film comes 
out in 2013, but don't count on it. 



La Vie Cqllegienne April 11, 2012 7 

at Elizabethtown College (DH) 
W 10-1,W 10-0 

Men's Golf 
at Elizabethtown Blue Jay Classic 
16th of 19 (373) 


vs Elizabethtown College (DH) 
W 5-4, W 6-3 

Women's Tennis 
at Alvemia University 
W 9-0 

Women's Lacrosse 
vs Messiah College 
L 11-16 

Men's Lacrosse 
at Messiah College 
L 10-11 

For more results, visit 

Sara Vanderbogart 
Women's Lacrosse 

art was this 
week's CC 
Player of the 
Week. She 
set an LVC 
record in the, 
16-11 loss to 
Messiah with 
seven caused 
She also got eight ground balls, 
and drew a pair of charges. One of 
the charges stopped a breakaway 
chance in the first half. 

Caleb Fick 

Fick tossed 
a complete 

shoutout in a 
much needed 
win over 
town last 
week. He 
allowed just 
four hits, and 
struck out four. Fick didn't walk any 
batter, and only had one three-ball 
count. The four batters that reached 
base did not make it to second. He 
improved his record to 3-1 with the 


Wednesday, 4/11 

Men's Golf 
at Gettysburg Invitational 
11 a.m. 

vs PSU-Harrisburg (DH) 
1 p.m. 

Men's Tennis 
vs PSU-Harrisburg 
3:30 p.m. 

Women's Lacrosse 
at Lycoming College 
4 p.m. 

Thursday, 4/12 

at F&M College (DH) 
3:30 p.m. 

For more games, visit 

Softball takes two from Wilkes; 
improve to 15-9 record 

Lauren Scott '1 1 

Staff Writer 

On Thursday; March 29th, 
the Dutchmen (13-8) softball 
team traveled to Wilkes and 
swept the Colonels (4-8) in 
doubleheader action, 6-3 and 

LVC ran three batters across 
the plate in the first inning as 
freshman Tessa Deardorff and 
sophomore Katie Deardorff 
started the game with back-to- 
back singles. After a successful 
double steal; Steph Hulme 
'12 hit a sac fly to left to cross 
T. Deardorff and advance K. 
Deardorff to third. Sophomore 
Allie Hartman smacked a ball 
out of the park in center to give 
the Dutchmen a 3-0 lead in the 

In the top of the third; 
freshman Angela Harris faced 
the Colonel's pitcher with the 
bases loaded and two outs. Her 
single crossed Hartman and 
Hulme ; who reached on walks ; 
giving the Dutchmen a 5-0 lead 
in the middle of the third. 

Wilkes catcher Jordan Borger 
put the Colonels on the board 
in the third with an RBI double; 
but LVC responded in the 
fourth as T. Deardorff singled 
then captured her second run of 
the game on an error. 

Wilkes scored two runs in 
vain in the fifth inning. 

Freshman Dutchmen pitcher 
Jasmine Dutton (4-l) pitched 
the full game and allowed two 
earned runs on nine hits and a 

The Dutchmen kept the 
momentum rolling in the second 
game as they earned their second 
mercy-rule win of the season. 

In the first inning; the 
Deardorff duo again opened the 
game with back-to-back singles. 
Hulme collected another RBI 
with her single and K. Deardorff 
crossed the plate when the 
Wilkes' pitcher was flagged for 
an illegal pitch. Junior Steffani 
Secola and freshman Jorey 
Aumiller managed RBI doubles 
to cap the opening inning with a 
4-0 lead. 

The Colonels managed one 

run in the bottom of the inning; 
marking their only run of the 

In the second inning; T. 
Deardorff smacked a ball down 
the left field line and reached 
second. K. Deardorff's single 
sent the younger sister to third 
before she stole home in another 
double steal. Hulme singled to 
advance the older sister to third. 
Hulme stole second before 
Hartman smashed her homer of 
the day her sixth of the season, 
to give LVC the 8-1 lead. 

The Dutchmen reached the 
10-run lead in the fifth as they 
collected four hits, a walk; and 
an error. Chelsea Detwiler '12 
singled and scored on an error. 
Mary Readinger '14 and Hulme 
each knocked RBI doubles. 

Freshman pitcher Emily 
Robenolt (2-1) allowed one run 
on seven hits and a walk. 

The Dutchmen will face 
Franklin & Marshall for a 
double-header in Lancaster on 
Thursday April 12 at 3:30 p.m. 



Excellent pitching leads LVC to sweep of E-Town 

Dan Callahan '14 

Sports Editor 

Lebanon Valley (15-13; 
6-6 CC) completed their 
first sweep of the season 
over conference opponent 
Elizabethtown (15-11, 5-4 
CC), scoring 29 runs in three 
games and only allowing one to 

Caleb Fick started on the 
mound in game one, and threw 
a complete game four-hitter. 
He had the needed offensive 
support behind him, as LVC 
blanked the Blue Jays 9-0 off 14 
hits in the series opener.Fick 
didn't allow any walks in this 
gem; and had just one three- 
ball count. No Blue Jay made it 
past first base. He also retired 
the final 11 batters he faced. 

The fifth inning was a big 
one for the Dutchmen; as they 
batted around and scored five 

Ryan Schwartz '12 led off 
the inning with a hit-by-pitch; 
followed by back-to-back 
singles by Derek Brousseau 
'13 and Jordan Witmer '12. 
Seniors Aaron Mills and Jacob 
Rhody both walked; which 
scored two runs for the good 
guys. Colt Zarilla '12 singled 
to score two more runs, and 
sophomore Jordan Higgins 
finished things off by bringing 
in Rhody. 

Rhody smacked a double in 
the sixth; scoring the final two 
runs of the game. 

In the double-header 
matchup on Good Friday, the 
Valley finished the sweep with 
10-1 and 10-0 wins. This was 
the first sweep over E-Town 
since 2002. 

Brousseau allowed seven 
hits and struck out two, 
allowing just one run. He 
improved his record to 3-1. 

Mills and freshman Phil 

Dohner highlighted game one 
with homerunS; along with 
Witmer tallying four RBIs. 

LVC took an early 3-0 
lead with Witmer scoring 
Schwartz on a single and 
Mills blasting his 2-run 
homer. Elizabethtown scored 
their lone run of the series 
in the fourth; but the Valley 
responded by tacking on runs 
in the fifth. Dohner knocked 
his 2-run home run out of the 
park in the seventh. 

The final game of the series 
started off with a bang in the 
first inning; as the Dutchmen 
brought five runs across the 
plate. Mills hit a two RBI 
single; Zarilla drove in a run, 
Tim Fyler '14 hit a two-run 
double; and Dohner hit an RBI 

Witmer hit a two run blast 
of a homer in the second 
inning. Needless to say, 
Elizabethtown's freshman 

standout pitcher was then 

The runs piled on for LVC ; 
as Schwartz drove in two more 
runs in the third; and freshman 
Andrew Wooley singled home 
Zarilla in the fourth. 

Zarilla became the all- 
time leader in runs scored; 
with a total of 106. He 
passed the record set by Scott 
Montgomery '05 of 105. 

Corey Cinicola got his 
first win of the season, giving 
up five hits and sitting down 
four in strikeouts. Once again, 
the Blue Jays did not get past 
second base. 

The Dutchmen host Penn- 
State Harrisburg today, April 
11, for a weekday double- 
header, starting at 1 p.m. They 
get back to conference play 
this weekend against Alvernia. 

D. CALLAHAN dpcOO 1 (o) 

Getting To Know Your Dutchmen: 
Amelia Capuano and Cristie Graf of Women's Tennis 

John Englebert '14 

Staff Writer 

The "Getting to Know Your 
Dutchmen' segment continues 
in this week's issue after a minor 
layoff. The second interview 
takes place with Christie 
Graf and Amelia Capuano, 
two outstanding ladies of the 
women's tennis team at Lebanon 
Valley College. La Vie caught 
up with the pair fresh off their 
team's 8-1 triumph over Arcadia 
in the team's first conference 

Graf, who hails from Willow 
Grove, Pa. and attended Upper 
Moreland High School, and 
Capuano, who comes from 
Boiling Springs, PA and 
attended Cumberland Valley 
High School, have also found 
success outside their team's 
current 9-3 record. They 
currently have winning records 
each as singles and as a doubles 
pair, with the two forming LVC's 
No. 1 doubles team and Graf at 
No. 1 singles and Capuano at 
No.2 singles. 

La Vie's first series of 
questions for the duo are related 
to sports. 

La Vie: How do you feel 
your season has gone so far, both 
individually and as a doubles 

Capuano: (I'll talk about) 
double's first. Doubles is 
awesome. We've been killing 

Graf: We had two blanks, 
8-0, 8-0. So that's pretty good. 
We started off rocky, from the 
fall until the beginning of this 
season, but we're finally playing 
well together, we understand 
each other better on the court. 
Individually, I think it's going 
pretty well. I've only lost one 
match in singles since we've 
gotten back from fall break. It 
hasn't been really close (my 

DYNAMIC DUO Amelia Capuano x 15 and Cristie Graf x 14 were interviewed this week. 

recent matches), so it's going 
great still. 

Capuano: I have closer 
matches than she does 
(Christie), but it's still good. 

Graf: Hers (Amelia's) are 
more intense, they (Amelia 
and her opponent) battles a lot 
in second and in doubles. She 
(Amelia) always plays players 
really similar to how she plays so 
it's even. 

La Vie: So for your (Amelia's) 
latest box scores, your first set 
will be very close but the second 
set is completely different. Is 
the situation a warm up issue? 

Capuano: Yeah, I'm a slow 
starter and I get a feel for their 
(my opponent's) game and by 
the second set I just (win). 

La Vie: Is it also a situation 
where you try to wear them 

Capuano: Well yeah, I work 
out a lot so I'm in pretty good 
shape (laughs). No I'm just 

Graf: Yeah, she's at the gym 
two or three times a day. 

Capuano: Generally, by the 
end of the second set they're 
(my opponent) sucking wind so 
I just step up and finish it. 

Graf: Mentally they're 

destroyed too. If you win the 
first set and it is close and you 
win, then going into the second 
set if you win the first two games, 
mentally the other person is 
shot. So it's easier to win. 

La Vie: What were your goals 
for the season, as individuals 
and also as a doubles group? 

Graf: Our goal as a team is 
to get to NCAA's. So the goal 
is just to win a lot and if not, to 
put up a tough match. The same 
thing with doubles, just winging 
it off the court. 

Capuano: We've been doing 
really well in doubles, so that's 
something we together have 
fun with. Cause it is just fun 
for us to see and try new plays. 
And I just like playing with her 

La Vie: How would you 
describe each of your plays 
and your doubles play? The 
characteristics, so if there is one 
thing a team could take from 
after playing you, what would 
they say? 

Graf: I think we are 
aggressive and spontaneous. 

Capuano: Our games 
complement each other really, 
really well in doubles. I'm a big 
baseline player and she is a net 

monster. She is a net monster 
everywhere. My hitting a big ball 
and then they (our opponent) 
feeding it right to her - 

Graf: - And it's a put away. 

Capuano: And then that goes 
into our singles game. She's 
(Christie) at the net whenever 
she can be and I'm moving them 
around at the baseline. 

Graf: She (Amelia) can 
crack a ball really quick and I 
know after she hits it, that it's 
coming right back at the net 
where I can take it. It is pretty 
much how every point of our 
match goes. For the most part 
it's either, huge serve and they 
(the opponent) can't return 
it, or it's a huge serve and back 
volley put away, and that's the 
point and we keep going. 

After their excellent 
responses from the sports 
questions, La Vie asked a set of 
personal questions to the ladies. 

La Vie: What is each of your 
majors and why did you choose 
the particular major? 

Graf: I'm secondary math 
education. I just wanted to 
be a teacher. I've always been 
inclined to that for some reason. 
I've wanted to do that and I 
also wanted to coach sports as 

a teacher and to be involved in 
other extra circular activities 
like Key Club and stuff like that, 
since I was really involved in 
that in high school. 

Capuano: I do biochemistry. 
I enjoyed chemistry in high 
school. I thought it would be 
something good for me to do 
and it is turning out pretty well. 

La Vie: What is something 
interesting about each of you 
that the average person, maybe 
an acquaintance or someone 
who even knows you, that they 
really don't know about you that 
would be interesting? 

Graf: When I was little I used 
to figure skate. You wouldn't 
guess that now because I'm one 
of the clumsiest people ever. 

La Vie: Competitively, or 
just as a club? 

Graf: I started out as a 
school program and I danced in 
one show when I was little. But 
I think we all got medals cause it 
was "Yay, A for effort". And then 
I gave up on that because I liked 
other sports better. 

Capuano: I did ballet 
actually; really seriously, I was 
at ballet every night after school. 
I danced for the company 
that does performances at the 
Hershey Theater. So basically 
it was a company that prepped 
you to become a professional 
dancer. I got to a point where 
you either become a dancer or 
you quit, and I quit because I 
was like I can't do this. My mom 
was like "you get to play a sport", 
so I played tennis. But up until 
131 did ballet hardcore. 

La Vie wishes to thank Christie 
and Amelia for the interview, and 
also wishes the two and the ladies' 
tennis team continued success in 
their season. For the complete 
interview video, check out La Vie 
Online at http:/ ' / www.lavieonline.